wordcamps

The very first WordCamp Europe took place this last weekend in Leiden, The Netherlands, with over 700 WordPress fans in attendance. From all reports it seems to have been a resounding success. This was the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. It included two days of world-class speakers (more…)

Chris Lema has put together an interesting post that details the reasons why WordCamp speakers should be reviewed. While Chris attended WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 organized by first timers, he listened to a presenter or two that shared more about themselves rather than their content. He then thought about ways (more…)

It looks like the plug has been pulled on WordCamp Detroit 2013. In a blog post published on September 3rd, 2013 TJList one of the organizers has announced that they have canceled this year’s WordCamp. The primary reason given was that they were not ready to put on a high-quality (more…)

Until now, details regarding WordCamp New York have been scarce to non-existent. However, Steve Bruner has published a post on the official site for the event and has notified everyone that this years event will take place on June 9th – 10th at Baruch College, the same location as 2010. (more…)

WordCamp Central is now managed by Andrea Middleton instead of Jane Wells. Within the post, Jane mentions that she will take on more of an advisory role while Andrea will be handling all of the management activities associated with the position. According to the facts presented within the introduction post, (more…)

When you are asked to speak at a WordCamp, realize that you are one in hundreds of people they could have asked. It’s humbling and ego-inflating, but it is also a responsibility. You aren’t talking to people who have no clue what you are talking about. You will be facing people who probably know more than you, so your job will be to help them see it in a new way, to open their minds to the possibilities, to spark their enthusiasm, and tap into the passion. It’s a tough job, so if they come calling, don’t take it for granted. It’s a privilege.

via What’s Involved for a Speaker at a WordCamp Event « Lorelle on WordPress.

For my friends north of the border, if you’re anywhere near Montreal around the end of August, consider attending WordCamp Montreal which is a two day event focused on WordPress. The culturally diverse city transpires into WordCamp as English and French are both well represented. The cost of admission is (more…)

If you really want to get your WordPress fix during the weekend of Friday the 13th, consider attending WordCamp Phoenix and then WordCamp New York on the 14th and 15th of November. WordCamp Phoenix is being held at the Arizona Grand Resort which ought to be a blast on Friday (more…)

In episode 55, we had a roundtable discussion of sorts centered around the various WordCamps we attended over the past two weekends. David Peralty and Jeremy Clarke discussed WordCamp Toronto, I talked about WordCamp Columbus and Brad Williams talked about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. We discussed the good, the (more…)

Fresh off our one week break, this week we’ll be going crazy with our thoughts and opinions of WordCamps we attended. I attended WordCamp Columbus, David attended WordCamp Toronto, and Brad Williams who will be calling in will be talking about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. If you are a (more…)